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GOODRICH Cephus Gurney

GOODRICH Cephus Gurney

Male 1893 - 1955  (61 years)

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  • Name GOODRICH Cephus Gurney  [1
    Born 9 Jul 1893  Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Wakefield, Va (Dendron Baptist Member) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Sheet metal shop 
    • He invented the Goodrich Peanut Digger and in addition he made the weather vane that was atop the Surry Lumber Co and it is on Loan to the Dendron Historical Society
    Died 1 Apr 1955  [1, 5
    Buried Wakefield, VA (United Methodist Church) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Notes 
    • Edwin Gurney Goodrich Plantation Peanut Company:

      My father was Cephus Edwin (Peter) Goodrich (1924-1999). son of Cephus Gurney Goodrich (1893-1955). My wife Tammy and I own and operate Plantation Peanut Company in Wakefield. We operate out of the same building in Wakefield previously owned by my father and his father. The back part of this building was my grandfather's sheet metal shop. It was in conjunction with his sheet metal shop that my grandfather invented the Goodrich Puanut Digger. In addition, he made the weather vane that was atop the Suny Lumher Company. Presently the weather vane is the property of our family and is on loan to the Dendron Historical Society.
      Another interesting connection between my family and the Suny Lumber company was our ancestral family home. My grandfather dismantle one of the "company houses" in Dendron, moved it to Wakefield. and reconstructed it on Church Street. It was a white weatherboard two-story home located adjacent to Tidewater Academy. This is where he and his wife. Leda Whitmore Goodrich (1893-1974), raised a family of two boys and two girls. During the past several years, the Academy purchased the home and had it torn down in the spring of 2005. [7]
    Person ID I1529  Booth Family
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2016 

    Father GOODRICH Benjamin Hawkins,   b. 31 Aug 1855, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1921, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother BAILEY Ann Sebelia,   b. 20 Jun 1862, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1912, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1876  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8, 9
    • Sherry Hooper records show married 12/26/1876 in Surry County, Va. If she was born Jun 1862 then her age at maggiage would be 14

      Acyual Date is 12/27/1876 per the marriage license ... Gene Harris
    Family ID F234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WHITMORE Leda Eugenia,   b. 26 Aug 1893,   d. 2 Apr 1974  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1912 
    Children 
     1. GOODRICH William Elwood,   b. 4 Jan 1916, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1972  (Age 56 years)
     2. GOODRICH Ruby Mae,   b. 23 Oct 1913, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1993  (Age 79 years)
     3. GOODRICH Charlene Whitmore,   b. 24 Jul 1921,   d. 8 Sep 2014, Wakefield Township, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     4. GOODRICH Cephus Edwin,   b. 24 Apr 1924, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1999, Suffolk, VA (Louise Obici Hosp) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2006 
    Family ID F652  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jul 1893 - Sussex County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sheet metal shop - - Wakefield, Va (Dendron Baptist Member) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wakefield, VA (United Methodist Church) Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Goodrich: Cephus Gurney
    Goodrich: Cephus Gurney
    and wife, Leda Whitmore Goodrich

  • Sources 
    1. [S193] Tombstone (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S136] Sherry Hooper, Sherry Hooper.

    3. [S256] Sarah Kaye Carpenter Records, Sarah Kaye Carpenter Records, (404 W. Main St. Elizabeth City, NC 27909).

    4. [S923] A Taste of Dendron, Dendron Historical Society, (A colletion of Recipes and Memories of the people of the Dendron Area), Pg. 89 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S134] Lewis Edward Story Genealogy, Lewis Edward Story.

    6. [S257] Sarah Kaye Carpenter Records, Sarah Kaye Carpenter Records, (404 W. Main St. Elizabeth City, NC 27909).

    7. [S923] A Taste of Dendron, Dendron Historical Society, (A colletion of Recipes and Memories of the people of the Dendron Area) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S119] Marriage Lic Dated 12/21/1876 signed by Joseph H. Bailey, daughter of Joseph H. Bailey and A. Bailey. Tombstone reads mar.

    9. [S1010] Laura Anne Jenkins Goodrich Records, Laura Anne (Jenkins) Goodrich (Reliability: 3).